Virtual Run

The 2017 OSU Virtual Run is complete.  Medals will be mailed directly to participants by the end of June.  Please join us in 2018 for this annual event.


May 6, 2017 was a great day to be a Beaver!

Runners in eleven different states, from the Washington coast to the Florida coast, took to the streets on Saturday and collectively increased the heartrate of Oregon State University, while participating in the first annual OSU Virtual Run

It is with pride and gratitude that OSU’s Department of Recreational Sports says, “Thank you.”

  • Thank you for supporting student success.
  • Thank you for being a healthy example in Corvallis and in Beaver Nation.
  • Thank you for getting OUT THERE!

Your support and example are greatly appreciated.

2017 OSU Virtual Run medals will arrive in the mail. (Estimated delivery: June 30)

May you wear yours with the proud knowledge that Oregon State University continues to identify as a healthy campus and a healthy community.

Same time, next year?!

Go Beavs!




2017 Medal 


*Proceeds from the 2017 OSU Virtual Run & Walk were directed to the Recreational Sports Excellence Fund, in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of collegiate recreation at Oregon State.  Money from this fund has enabled student scholarships to professional conferences, guest speakers for professional development, and engagement forums with OSU alums.


What is a Virtual Run & Walk?

The OSU Virtual Run & Walk is an opportunity to come together, wherever you may be, to share your love for Oregon State University and support our students.

Simply make a gift on our registration page and pledge to run or walk a 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, or Marathon on Saturday, May 6.  In recognition of your commitment to Oregon State University, all Virtual Run & Walk donors will receive a finisher’s medal created especially for this event!

Do I get a real medal for participating?

Yes!  All OSU Virtual Run & Walk donors will receive an actual finisher’s medal in the mail. Stay tuned to OSU Virtual Run & Walk on social media for this year's medal reveal, on April 19.  The color of your ribbon will reflect your pledged distance and gift:

  • 5K - Black Ribbon
  • 10K - Orange Ribbon
  • Half-Marathon – White Ribbon
  • Marathon - Orange/Black Ribbon

When can I make a gift?

The OSU Virtual Run & Walk registration page will be open soon and will stay open until the end of the day on Race Day, May 6. You can register and make a gift at any time during that period.

Where can I run, walk, bike, or swim?

Anywhere!  Treadmills to trails, pools to lakes, get out and get active in your local community and encourage your family, friends, and fellow Beaver fans to do the same.  Just be sure to stay safe!  Check out these general safety tips from the Road Runners Club of America.

Do you need proof that I actually finished my run or walk?

No, all OSU Virtual Run & Walk donors will receive finisher medals, and there is no need to report any results on May 6.  We do encourage you, however, to talk about your experience online by sharing photos and videos on our Facebook event page, or anywhere on social media using #OSUVirtualRun.

How can I let others know I’m participating?

Follow the OSU Virtual Run & Walk on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Then, share your training photos, medal pictures, and race day festivities using the hashtag #OSUVirtualRun.

Does my gift impact current students?

Yes! Your gift will help enhance opportunities provided through Rec Sports for all students.  

I want to run or walk in support of Oregon State, but unfortunately can’t make a gift at this time.  Can I still participate?

Yes, we encourage everyone to show their pride and share photos of your experience using #OSUVirtualRun. Only OSU Virtual Run & Walk donors will be recognized with a finisher's medal.

Why Recreational Sports?

For the past 100 years, Oregon State Recreational Sports has provided countless opportunities for students, faculty, and community members to lead healthy, active lives and better themselves both physically and mentally. By making a tax-deductible gift, you are helping to ensure that the Oregon State community will be able to take advantage of this amazing resource for the next 100 years, and beyond.

Why May 6?

May 5-7, 2017 is Spring Family Weekend - a show-and-tell weekend of campus programming and student engagement.  It is a time that beaver pride particularly binds us as family and community.

Saturday, May 6 is the Annual Recreational Sports Intramural 5K Fun Run, at Avery Park.  You will virtually be running with current students and their parents in our 100th year of intramural programming.

I’ve made an OSU Virtual Run & Walk gift, but unfortunately can’t get out and run or walk on May 6. Can I still participate?

Yes! You can get out and run, walk, bike, or swim whenever is most convenient for you.  Be sure to share your experience online using #OSUVirtualRun, and we might feature your submissions!

What if I have other questions?

We are here to help!  Please contact Tina Clawson, Race Director, at or 541-737-6830.

Virtual Run May 6